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SDSN Switzerland's official launch conference

About 250 representatives and decision-makers will meet in Bern on 15 February in order to drive forward implementation by Switzerland of the global Sustainable Development Goals. They discuss how to effectively implement the 17 SDGs in and by Switzerland. The conference officially launches SDSN Switzerland, co-hosted by CDE and Biovision. It will be reported live on 15 February on SDSN Switzerland’s Twitter and Facebook account. More information


11th Bernese Award for Environmental Research

The Bernese Award for Environmental Research aims to promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in environmental sciences and sustainability at the University of Bern. The public award ceremony will take place on March 22 2018. More information

Mountain Research and Development

Conservation vs local livelihoods in Madagascar?

Northeast Madagascar’s tropical rainforests are recognized as one of the world’s most important biodiversity hotspots. But protected areas threaten the needs of local subsistence farmers who live off the land and depend on forests for various ecosystem services. While no simple solution exists, several policies show promise. More information

Mountain Research and Development

Migration and sustainable development in mountains

Mountains are frequently associated with outmigration. More recently, some mountain regions are seeing the opposite trend: in-migration. The latest issue of «Mountain Research and Development» looks at drivers, such as structural poverty, depopulation, and amenity migration. Papers analyse social, environmental, and economic implications of migration in mountains based on examples from four continents. Further topics are vegetation, wildfire observation, and hydro-sociology. More information